Johannesburg, 29 september 2021 (TDI): Kenya Airways (KQ) and South Africa Airways (SAA) have signed a cooperation pact on Tuesday, 28 September, with the long-term goal of co-founding a Pan-African Airline Group, which would boost mutual growth between the two carriers in Johannesburg.
The memorandum was signed between the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways, Allan Kilavuka, and South African Airways CEO, Thomas Kgokolo.
This collaboration, which coincides with Kenya Airways KQ’s fundamental goal of “contributing to Africa’s sustainable development,” will be based on reciprocal advantages. These include strengthening regional partnerships in Africa through political and economic connections and strategic placement in global aviation.
The airways partnership will increase various advantageous opportunities including, passenger traffic, cargo facility, and trade, by capitalizing on South Africa, Kenya, and Africa’s capabilities.
Both governments are dedicated to creating an operational environment that allows for commercial agility and flexibility and shared access to markets on both local and international levels for the mutual advantage of the carriers.
NEWS: We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with @flysaa. This partnership has a longer-term view to co-starting a Pan-African Airline Group that will enhance mutual growth potential between our two carriers. Read more via https://t.co/btHimZo7Xy pic.twitter.com/ovA3aOCQ6i
— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) September 28, 2021